Kory Hayden
Kory Hayden


West Palm Beach, Fla.

High School:
Palm Beach Gardens HS




**2014 First Team All-Big South
**2013 First Team All-Big South
**2012 First Team All-Big South, Big South Co-Freshman of the Year

2014 (Junior): First-team All-Big South for third straight season... Started all 56 games and hit career-best 18 home runs, second-most for a single season in school history, and became program's all-time leader with 48... Also had a career-high 56 RBIs, tied for third most on the program's season list... Finished the regular-season tied for seventh in the NCAA in home runs and ninth in homers per game... Hit record-breaking 45th career longball to close out run-rule victory over Liberty on April 6... Led conference in homers and RBIs and also ranked second during the regular season in total bases, third in slugging and tied for third in walks... Named Big South Player of the Week on both February 17 and April 21... Had team-high 17 games with multiple RBIs, including 10 contests with at least three... Hit two home runs in season opener against College of Charleston on February 8, her second career multi-homer game... Posted .965 fielding percentage over 167 chances with 119 assists and 48 putouts.

2013 (Sophomore): Named All-Big South First Team... One of three players to start all 59 games...Tied for team-high with 15 home runs, again equaling the second-highest single season total in school history... Led Chanticleers with 41 RBIs, while ranking third with in doubles (9) and runs scored (30), second in slugging (.576) and tied for second in walks (22)...Tied for second in Big South and tied for 27th in nation with four sacrifice flies...Put together an 11-game hitting streak from February 24 to March 10...Had 10 multiple-hit games, including six with three hits... Tied career-high with four RBIs against Liberty on April 26... Led the Big South with 136 assists and recorded 60 putouts, finishing with a .951 fielding percentage in 206 chances.

2012 (Freshman): Named the Big South Co-Freshman of the Year, selected to the First Team All-Big South Conference and was named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Softball Player of the Week for games played the week of Feb. 19 ... Ended the season ranked sixth in the nation in sacrifice flies (5.0), 50th in slugging percentage (.713) and 69thin home runs per game (0.24) ... Led the league in on base percentage (.488), total bases (117) and walks (37) ... Finished second in the league in RBI (46) ... Tied for second on Coastal Carolina's single season records list for home runs (15) and tied for seventh in RBI (46) ... Led the team in batting average (.378) ... The third baseman had 168 assists in 62 games played ... Named to 2011-12 Big South Presidential Honor Roll.

At Palm Beach Gardens HS: Named to the All-state team in Florida and was selected MVP during senior season ... Selected Palm Beach County First Team All-Conference during senior season and made Second Team All-conference during junior season ... Finished senior season with a batting average of .469 ... Recorded two home runs, 24 RBI, 12 doubles and three triples in senior season ... Posted five home runs, 19 RBI, nine doubles and four triples during junior season ... During senior and junior seasons Palm Beach Gardens went 25-5.